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Virgin Mary Pantanassa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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At this icon there is the representation of Virgin Mary Pantanassa. The canvas with Theotokos is placed on wood from a renovated cell at Mount Athos.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 27,5 x 32 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Pantanassa on Naturally Aged Wood

Virgin Mary Pantanassa means «Most-Holy Queen of All». Pantanassa is a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary from the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi and depicts Theotokos enthroned and holding Her Son. According to tradition the first record of the icon’s miraculous powers is from the witness of Elder Joseph.

It is said that one day a young man from Cyprus went to visit the Monastery but when he entered into the church a glowing light radiating from the face of the Theotokos and an invisible power pushed him down to the ground. When the young man recovered from his fall, he confessed that he didn’t believe to God and that he was a participant in the black arts. But from that moment he changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian. There are many miracles also occurring in Russia, where two identical copies of the Vatopedi icon were sent at the request of the Patriarch of Moscow.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long history. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age and the fact that for many years it was part of a door or a ceiling beam or even part of the furnishings in a cell at Mount Athos. When some of these objects had to be replaced the monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 27,5 x 32 x 2 cm

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Weight0.65 kg
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